1. Who is a urologist?
A urologist is a doctor specially trained in and who treats diseases of the urinary tract in both males and females. Urologists may also treat diseases of the male reproductive system.
2. What diseases can urologists treat?
Urologists commonly treat diseases such as urinary tract infections (UTI), cystistis, urinary incontinence, bladder stones, kidney stones,cancers, prostate enlargements, scrotal diseases. etc.
3. What is the difference between an urologist and a nephrologist?
A nephrologist is a medical physician who specially treats complex diseases that affect the kidneys such as nephritis, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, and acute and chronic kidney failure. An urologist treats the urinary tract system in both men and women.
4. When should I visit a urologist?
One should visit a urologist if there are symptoms such as burning and pain during urination, presence of blood in urine, pain in abdomen, incontinence or repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs).
5. Can a urologist treat diseases of the female reproductive system?
Urologists can treat common illnesses in females such as urinary tract infections, bladder inflammations, prolapse and cancers. For conditions related to uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, they are referred to a gynecologist.
Physicians who are specialized in diagnosing and treating medical conditions & diseases of urinary tract and male reproductive system are Urologists. Generally, Urologists treat diseases of bladder, urethra, uterus, kidneys, and adrenal glands.
A 5-year medical degree [MBBS] that is recognized by the General Medical Council and a 2-year foundation course of general training are the basic requirements for an individual to be a doctor. However, the following are the specialties or extra qualifications required to be a Urologist:
A Urologist is consulted to treat bladder problems, urinary tract infections, bladder and kidney cancer, kidney blockage, and kidney stones.
Men consult a Urologist for:
Women consult a Urologist for:
Children need to see a Urologist if they have abnormal urinary tract problems like bedwetting.
Some of the signs include:
Urologists and Nephrologists are medical professionals who can diagnose and treat kidney diseases and disorders. However, Nephrologist directly focuses on medical conditions related to kidney only and Urologist focuses on diseases related to urinary tract system.